European Audio Team (EAT)

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European Audio Team makes high quality turntables with high technology at very high value prices.
Now also selling Okki Nokki record cleaners

$2,795.00 with $524.000 Ortofon Quinet Blue moving coil cartridge
TAS Recommended in 2018 Buyers Guide
$2495.00 with no cartridge

The C-Major is an amazing value with the $1795.00 Carbon C-Note tonearm, $524.00 ortofon moving coil cartridge, included dust cover and record clamp. 
Soundstage said:

"Low in profile, and all gloss black and brushed silver, the C-Major fairly screams sophistication, and while it’s EAT’s least expensive turntable, it’s still obviously a luxury product. But the C-Major is far from an entry-level ’table. The whole shebang just oozed sophistication. There’s much to be said for a truly compact turntable -- one that echoes the simplicity, elegance, and user-friendliness of the Denons and Duals of yore. Combine such elegance with high-tech materials and exemplary finishing -- as EAT has in the C-Major -- and you’ve got a winner. 

Listening to the Pro-Ject is like working for an insurance company. Listening to the C-Major was akin to taking an exciting holiday, the aural equivalent of climbing to Machu Picchu. And who doesn’t want to climb up to Machu Picchu!"

" It looks stunning in an understated, techy kind of way, and is easy to set up. Best of all it sounds fantastic. You rarely get all of this at just over two grand. I look forward to investigating more of what this company’s turntable range has to offer. Highly recommended."Jeff Dorgay  October 31, 2016

Bob Archer of CE Pro said:

            “I was really impressed with the C-Major. It's well built, easy to put together, and it sounds fantastic.”
            “I thought the C Major demonstrated the essence of the “vinyl sound.”
            "I was continually blown away. The C-Major’s overall smoothness, rich dynamics and detail simply crushed my Thorens. It was the first time that I’ve had a turntable in my home that wasn’t dramatically more expensive than the value of my Thorens but against which I felt my setup wasn’t competitive”
            “The C-Major is an excellent way to put discerning music fans into a vinyl solution without the audiophile pricing normally associated with some turntables.”
Note that this is the THIRD amazing review of this awesome turntable! 
Also, the C-Sharp has been named a 2017 Reviewers Choice at The Absolute Sound .

  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
  • Speed Variance: 33rpm: ± < 0.09%, 45rpm: ± < 0.10%
  • Wow and flutter:33rpm: ± < 0.05%, 45rpm: ± < 0.05%
  • Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -68 dB
  • Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN ; 0 - 3.0 grams
  • Supplied counterweight system: Counterweight 110 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 – 9 g; Counterweight with additional insert 148 g →for cartridges 9 – 17g
  • Effective tonearm mass: 14.5 g
  • Effective tonearm length: 9"
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Power consumption: 5 W max / 0.5W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply:
    15 V DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz
  • Dimensions: (W × H × D):
    18.1" × 13.9" × 4.9" (without dustcover)
    18.1" × 13.9" × 5.6" (closed dustcover)
    18.1" × 15" × 17.1" (opened dustcover)
  • Weight: (Turntable) 19.8 lbs.
  • Weight: (Boxed) 26.5 lbs.

B Sharp
$1595.00 with tonearm, cartridge & dustcover that competes with other tables at $2500.00

B Sharp turntable
The B-Sharp turntable, with engineered cues taken directly from the company’s award-winning and highly acclaimed C-Major turntable. The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price. The B-Sharp turntable features the new B-Note tonearm, made from a carbon fiber alloy that is light yet rigid with a black anodized aluminum headshell. The B-Note tonearm provides all of the key features for cartridge alignment and adjustability: VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle), SRA (Stylus Rake Angle), VTF (Vertical Tracking Force), azimuth and a slotted headshell for overhang / offset angle. The anti-skate mechanism has been engineered for more intuitive calibration, making setup of the B-Sharp notably easier than competitive products.  A proprietary low noise motor, floating chassis, aluminum platter and a high-density MDF low profile base are included as standard features of the B-Sharp. Like the C-Major, the B-Sharp uses a high-tech TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) suspension system that works in concert with adjustable feet that provide levelling ability for the table. The B-Sharp comes equipped with a factory installed $236.00 Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, hinged dustcover, low mass aluminum record clamp and a felt platter mat-all included. The B-Sharp delivers a level of performance commensurate with turntables at a significantly higher price Point.

$3,995.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1000.00 Ortofon Quintet Black Moving coil cartridge
$3,495.00 with no cartridge
TAS 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards: Turntables $2,000 - $5,000
The Absolute Sound said:
"The combination of the C-Sharp and Quintet Black produced so appealing sound that had rhythmic drive and made nearly everything I spun fun to listen to"

Positive Feedback wrote a killer review:
"the EAT turntable performed so superbly and was so inexpensive that the audiophile may build a near state of the art system with the C Sharp at its core. How about that:  phono reproduction with amazing sound, easy to setup and tweak, and all at reasonable cost!"

"It features a true 10" length, carbon fiber with aluminum arm tube, adjustability in every possible plane, special elastomer damping in the tube, gorgeous chrome finish, and all the counterweights you need for various cartridge weights. WOW!"

"If you want virtually state-of-the-art phono playback for under $10,000, including cartridge, build your system starting with the time-tested EAT C Sharp Turntable and Arm Combo at its heart. The EAT C Sharp Turntable Combination is that good!"

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The Hifi-World review summed with:
"The C-Sharp displays incredible value for money with its low noise output and controlled sonics that are both well-focused and mature in nature with an incisive and detailed presentation."
Low profile carbon fiber base
$1995.00 C-Note 10 inch Carbon fiber tonearm
External speed control network
30 pounds

Optional dust cover
  • Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, driven by microprocessor, separate control panel, lighted control buttons
  • Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB
  • Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN
  • Supplied counterweights: without additional insert → for cartridge 5 – 9g (125g), with additional insert → for cartridge 8,5 – 13g (142g)
  • Effective tonearm mass: 0.58 oz. (16.5 g)
  • Effective tonearm length: 10"
  • Overhang: .6"
  • Power consumption: 8.5 W max / 0.5 W standby
  • Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply 15 V DC / 1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
  • Dimensions: 19.7" wide × 15.7" deep × 4.5" high without connectors, 19.7" wide × 17.12" deep × 4.5" high with connectors in the rear panel
  • Weight (without box): 29.7 lbs. + 1.1 lbs. separate control panel

Jo No 5
Moving coil cartridge
Image result for EAT Jo No 5 cartridge

The perfect upgrade for any turntable! The Jo No.5 is an elegant masterpiece, both sonically as well as visually. The cartridge body and stylus guard are made of polyamide and are produced by an additive manufacturing process which is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This process sinters thin layers of powder with a laser to build the final structure for a virtually resonance free material - perfect for analog reproduction. It comes in unmistakable mint green color(!) and features a very detailed, low distortion, natural and immersive sound that is the signature of all EAT products.

Stylus type:  Nude Fine Line
Weight: 15g
Stylus tip radius: 8/40um
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Output voltage: 0.3mv
Channel separation: Greater than 23dB @ 1KHz
Compliance dynamic/lateral: 15 um/Nm
Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5g
Recommended tracking force: 2.3g
Tracking angle: Pure 4n Copper
Coil wire material: Greater than 20 Ohm
Recommended load resistance:

LPS Dual Linear Power Supply

A clean power supply is one of the most important parts of the signal path. EAT Tuntables and Phono Preamplifiers can now deliver their
full potential with an external power supply that provides optimum results.

The LPS contains dual voltage outputs, each with a separate power supply in one enclosure and is done without compromise. High quality bridge rectification is employed as well as ultra-fast diodes, that is followed with a 8800uF filtration bank. The voltage regulator is fully discrete, no operational amplifier is used, and the voltage reference is TL431. This all results in very low noise and perfect regulation, while RFI is eliminated from the mains.

In many aspects it can be compared to solutions that rely on buffering by means of rechargeable batteries, for example, thus guaranteeing complete disconnection from the power grid during operation. The ripple voltage is lower than 1 microvolt and the voltage accuracy is better than ±0,05%, while the temperature drift is far below any standard power supplies.

The LPS can deliver simultaneously both 15v and 18v via the 2.1mm, XLR 4Pin, and 2.5mm cables that are included for use for a variety of combinations of many of our turntables and the E-Glo S Phono Preamp

Input Power supply: 120V
Output voltage / current: 1 x 15V/2A ±0,05%, noise max. 10uV
Output voltage / current: 1 x 18V/1.5A ±0,05%, noise max 1uV
Included cables:
*1x 15V 2.1 mm for EAT C-Sharp, EAT C-Major turntables
*1x 15V XLR 4 Pin for EAT E-Flat, EAT Forte S turntables
*1x 18V 2.5 mm for EAT E-Glo S Phono Preamp, EAT Forte turntable
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.1" x 2.4" x 10.6"
Weight: 10.8 Lbs.